I think the records he made with Muddy Waters are the best blues records of all time, especially this one:
Sad that he passed when the new film about him was just released:
One of my favorite concert memories was his surprise appearance with Muddy Waters at Chicagofest, 1981. I was squished-up in the front and it was quite a rise.
When Muddy died in 1983 I was in school in London for a semester. I had brought a cassette tape of my favorite blues record, the one posted above . . . somehow the tape broke one day, unraveled, and then later that day I heard Muddy passed.
A few weeks ago I discovered this amazing bootleg featuring Johnny, maybe at the top of his powers:
Albinism, btw, is a heavy-duty subject, especially in Africa where albinos are persecuted and killed. The great albino artist from Mali, Salif Keita does a lot to educate people.